On a Peaceful Sunday Morning...

Our story begins in 1962. That's when the old stone farmhouse located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Sycamore Street, and known as the headquarters of George Washington after his decisive victory at the battle of Trenton, was demolished to build a gas station... yes, a gas station.

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Incorporated in 1964, the NHA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Newtown's historical heritage.

Explore our 18th century inn, learn about Newtown's history and join us in preserving and celebrating our community.

Take a self-guided tour through the history of Newtown. 34 wayside markers feature sites from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Upcoming Events

Historic Walking Tour Of Newtown

Historic Walking Tour Of Newtown

June 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Come join us for a Friday evening guided stroll through the beautiful and architecturally-rich streets of historic Newtown Borough. A “good will” donation of $5.00 would be appreciated.

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The Lost Covered Bridges of the Neshaminy Creek

The Lost Covered Bridges of the Neshaminy Creek

September 16, 7:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a look back in time at the covered bridges of the Neshaminy Creek. Local author and historian, Scott Bomboy, will speak about these majestic structures.

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Tyler State Park Self-Guided Walking Tour

September 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm

This annual event is designed as a self-guided walking tour of the historic properties and farmhouses scattered throughout the Tyler State Park grounds.

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The Edward Hicks Room

The Newtown Historic Association invites you back in time to experience the life of Newtown's most famous artist, Edward Hicks. The Edward Hicks Room displays many of the treasures owned by Hicks during his lifetime. These items include a double-faced swinging sign portraying William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and Penn's Landing at Chester in 1844...learn more

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We invite you to sign up to stay informed of upcoming events, educational programs and community activities. Most are held in our historic Half Moon Inn, a tavern in the early days of Newtown, and are open to the public.

Join the celebration of our past and help ensure the preservation of our future.